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23 June 2016

Tomato Classic

The annual Tomato Classic Golf Day is on Friday 19 August, 2016 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.
Tee off @ 7:45am, limited numbers - first to pay - plays, booking sheet on the notice board at the rooms or see Matt O'Brien or Tim Hanson.
$60 includes 18 holes, golf cart, BBQ at the Club and prizes. See flyer here





7 June 2016

DBA Representatives - 2016

The Club congratulates and wishes every success to the following Tomatoes on their recent selection to association representative teams:

Under 12 - Liam Bald

Under 14 - Jacob Bald, Marshall Hansen, Sam Skinner

Under 16 - Lili Cavanagh, Aiden Fulcher, Adam Harris, Zac Skinner

Under 23 - Mitch Bowen, Mac Hura, Jye Nelson, Ben Laux (Coach)

Seniors - Chris Anderton, Russell Anderton, Scott Baillie, Jon Ballantyne, Nick Veale, Mark Jones (Coach), Michele Winther (Scorer)

This continues a fine tradition of having association representation every year since the Club was established in 1945.



13 May 2016

Junior Umpiring Roster

Please take note of the Junior Umpiring Roster here, ... and remember - if you can't umpire your allocated game it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement!


Trivia Night

We will be hosting our first function for the season on Saturday 21 May at the clubrooms. Families and friends are welcome to attend, and details are on the flyer here. Please see the booking sheet at the clubrooms to secure your table.


Chocolate Drive

In the coming weeks we will be holding a Cadbury Chocolate Drive to raise money to support our juniors, with funds raised going towards uniforms and equipment. More information to follow, so be on the look out for some tasty treats coming to you soon!



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30 April 2016

Training Reminder

A reminder to all of the training schedule for Thursday nights:

4.30-6pm - Under 13 - on the skin/main diamonds for field work.
5-6pm - Under 15, 17 - on the skin/main diamonds for field work.
6-7pm - Under 13, 15, 17 - in the hitting cage.

6-7pm - Seniors - on the skin diamond for field work.
7-8.30pm - Seniors - in the hitting cage.

8.30 - Dinner

Due to the large number of players at training, please keep to the times and locations listed above so coaches can train their teams in an orderly fashion!



Club Hoodies

The Club has a fresh batch of senior hoodies for sale:

$50 each - 8L, 12 XL, 2 2XL, 1 3XL, 2 5XL

Please order your size with Emma or Stacey, so they can reserve one for you ... these sell out quick!



28 April 2016

DBA Tryouts

Senior DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Dingley Baseball Club

Under 23 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Frankston Baseball Club

Under 18 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Frankston Baseball Club

Under 16 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Dandenong Baseball Club

Under 14 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 9am and Sunday 15th May 9am at Chelsea Baseball Club

Under 12 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Cheltenham Baseball Club

To be eligible to play you must be under 12/14/16/18/23 years of age on the 31st of December 2016.



13 April 2016

Austin is Leaving

After lots of fun, sun, baseball & driving on the correct side of the road, Austin Massey is returning home to the US, and you are invited to send him off ... click here for the details.



8 April 2016

Opening Day

This Saturday 9 April, 2016 marks opening day in the DBA for all Frankston teams. Good luck to all and lets hope for a nice sunny day!

Under 13 - at home v Dandenong
Under 15 Black - at home v Dingley
Under 15 Red - away v Berwick
Under 17 - at home v Dandenong

A1 - at home v Dandenong
A2 - at home v Dandenong
A3 - at home v Dandenong
A4 - at home v Dandenong



6 April 2016

Brent Hura Challenge

A great day was had by all ... lets not talk about the result. Well done to the Stone Cats!
Big thanks to Tony & Mick for organising the day ... already looking forward to Challenge 3.
Check out some photos of the day ...

           

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Reminding everyone that the Brent Hura Memorial Club Challenge is only 2 weeks away, Sunday April 3, 2016, and we are looking forward to another big turn out.

- Modified format applies therefore ... the more the merrier!
- Volunteers for a pitcher & catcher combination to play for YCW are being sought.
- Anyone interested in participating, to please get in contact with Potto either at training or on 0412 840 180 - asap.
- Volunteers to help set up would be very much appreciated.

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16 March 2016

Junior Update

Welcome to the 2016 winter baseball season at Frankston baseball club. Thanks to all those who participated in our 2 come and try days.

Some Q & A's for all junior parents and players.

Q1. When is the next Junior training session?
A1. The next training date for juniors will be Saturday 19th March starting at 10am till 12pm.
- This day will be compulsory for all junior players in all age groups.
- There will be a training session available on the Easter weekend Saturday 26th March starting from 10am till 12pm. We understand that many of you will be away over this weekend so training is not compulsory, however it will be available for anyone who would like to attend.
- The final training day before the season starts will be Saturday 2nd of April starting at 10am till 12pm
- Click here for a flyer with all the respective dates on it.

T-Ball - All T-ball players will need to come down and register, however there is no training sessions for T-ball. We will start the T-ball season off on Sunday 3rd of April starting from 10am till 11:30am (please contact Stacey if you have any questions regarding this).

Q2. When does week night training commence?
A2. Week night trainings will commence a week before the season starts and continue throughout the season. Coaches will inform all parents of when their respective week night will be. Week night training is only for U11's, 13's, 15's and 17's.

Q3. When does the season start?
A3. Saturday 9th of April 2016
- Games start at 8:45am and go for 1hr 45mins. Please make sure your child is ready (boots on) at the ground by 8am on game days.
- Your coach will inform you each week on where you will be playing.

Q4. When do I register my son/daughter and pay fees?
A4. Registration days will be during training times on Saturday 19th March 2016 and Saturday 2nd April 2016.
- Your child will be fitted for their playing tops on these days as well (playing tops will be handed out at your first weeknight training before the season starts).
- We would appreciate payment of fees on those days, we take cash, cheque or bank transfer (Eftpos not available).
- It is compulsory for all players to be registered before the season starts. Your child cannot play until they are registered.

Q5. What are the junior fees?
A5. Junior fees are as follows:
- T-Ball = $60 (for a 10 week program)
- 11's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 13's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 15's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 17's = $130 + $20 uniform fee

(The uniform fee is for hire of the playing tops only). Caps are an additional $20 and must be worn for game day.
You can purchase baseball pants from Ausport (located at 11 Rushdale Street, Knox) and K2 (located at 41 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfeild) who specialise in baseball attire.

Q6. Do I need to bring anything to register my child?
A6. You must provide a copy of your son/daughter's birth certificate

Q7. Who do I contact for all junior matters?
A7. Frankston's Junior Coordinator: Stacey Gloury, frankstonjuniors@gmail.com, 0428 365 137

For any other general club matters:
Club Secretary: Emma Medwin, frankston.secretary@gmail.com



25 February 2016

Season 2016

The 2016 winter season for Juniors & Seniors will start on Saturday 9th April 2016.

Senior coaches for 2016:
A1 Grade - Simon Ratcliffe/Daniel Reeman
A2 Grade - Tim Hanson/Chris Wilson
B1 Grade - Stuart Adam
B2 Grade - Sean O'Halloran

Training times and dates:
Juniors

To confirm, junior pre-season training will be held at the same time as the Come and Try days on Sunday 6th March and Sunday 13th March from 10am-12pm.
After this, all sessions will be held on Saturday mornings (from the 19th March) until the season starts. Times will be determined and advised to all on the 13th March.
Please feel free to bring a friend or family member along - the more the merrier!

Seniors
Senior pre-season training:
Sunday 13th March at 11.30am on our newly re-turfed diamond!
Saturday 19th March at 12.30pm
Saturday 26th March at 12.30pm (yes, one over Easter, so come down if you're free)
Saturday 2nd April at 12.30pm

We will let you know when Thursday night sessions start up again. Under 17 players, you are welcome to attend the senior trainings.

Women Wanted!
This season we are looking to field a women's team, and have had a few expressions of interest come in from new players. If you'd like to play on a Sunday (games are morning and afternoon) for a couple of hours and have a whole lot of fun doing it, please let me know.
All ages (from 13 and up) and skill levels are welcome. It's been a while since the Tomatoes had a women's team, and it would be great to see us involved in this again. Come and try/training will be held at the same time as the senior pre-season sessions, so please bring a friend along for a hit and a throw.
Also, if anyone is interested in coaching our women's team, please contact me.

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will be held on Saturday 2nd April at 3pm at the clubrooms. We rely on our members to assist in the running of our club, and welcome new blood onto the committee. If you are willing to help out through the season but don't want the responsibility of being on the committee, we'd still love to hear from you. Please attend the AGM, it's a great opportunity to ask any questions, or make any suggestions to help out our club - help make a difference!



9 February 2016

Come & Try Days and Junior Pre-season Training

The 2016 season is fast approaching, and FBC will be kicking off with our junior pre-season training and Come & Try days on Sunday 6th March and Sunday 13th March. Sessions will run from 10am - 12pm at The Patch.

More info - see flyer here ... and bring a friend along on the day.



4 February 2016

Winter 2016 - Club Coach

The Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ratcliffe as club coach for the 2016 winter baseball season. The Club has also appointed Daniel Reeman as assistant club coach to support Simon in both the training and game day operations of the club.
We look forward to seeing both Simon and Dan commence their roles as soon as possible.

More announcements regarding junior coaches and the remaining senior positions will be made shortly.



21 January 2016

Brent Hura Challenge

Frankston Tomatoes in conjunction with the Frankston YCW Stonecats are holding the 2nd annual Brent Hura Memorial Club Challenge Day, to be hosted by the Tomatoes (reigning holders of the shield), 11am on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Full details ...

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14 January 2016

New Infield - Update

The new turf on our infield has had its first mow - and is coming along nicely!

           
   
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